Let’s have something nice and easy to help get us through the end of the week and usher in the weekend. This bracelet is just so lovely and girly, it goes with literally everything and makes a perfect DIY gift. What’s not to love? I actually had a spare “pocket-watch charm” leftover from a previous DIY project (Mad Hatter inspired “Pocket-Watch Chain” – think extreme and statement piece) and adding it to this DIY was a completely impulsive move but one that definitely improved the piece, at least in my eyes. It transformed it from conservative and traditional to contemporary and unique. Love it!
What you need:
- Elastic fishing thread
- 2 clam-shell bead tips
- 1 medium jump ring
- 14-17 large pearl beads (depending on how long your bracelet it)
- Bracelet charm (I just happened to use a pocket-watch because of my Alice in Wonderland obsession but you could use whatever tickles your fancy!)
- Measure out and cut the elastic thread with at least 1″ slack at the end.
- Thread one end of the thread through the middle of the bead tip, tie a triple knot in the thread, using the pliers; close the clam section over the knot and cut off the slack with the scissors.
- Begin threading the pearls onto the elastic until it’s the correct length.
- Thread the remaining bead tip onto the elastic, tie a triple knot, close the clam section and cut off the slack.
- Hook the two bead tips together with the jump ring and hook the charm onto the same jump ring. Close and secure with the pliers.
So, so easy! It was a little bit fiddly for me at first (knot-tying with an elasticated thread can be a little bit dextrous) but it definitely wasn’t stress-inducing. In fact, this DIY was so easy it was almost therapeutic in completing it – I just love that sense of satisfaction when a plan comes together. I really love the colour pearl beads – probably going to be fashion a couple of DIY projects that include them very soon. Watch this space!